We all have skin and we all need to look after it, add to that the fact that most of us are feeling stressed already with the added strains of this time of year and you have skin in need of some TLC with all the cold air and central heating and people who need some pampering. Well don't worry because Argan+ have you covered with their Moroccan Rose gift sets.
There are two sets available to buy (from Waitrose): the Moroccan Rose Mini Treats sets (£9.50) that features a bath soak, body wash, body butter and lip balm (keep reading for my review of this) and the Moroccan Rose Handbag Essentials (£10) that brings together a "super repair" hand cream, a soothing lip balm and an emery board to keep your hands and nails in tip-top shape this winter.
Both gift sets sound amazing and really good value, but I got my hands on the Moroccan Rose Mini Treats set so let's see what the products themselves are like!
Now the products:
- Argan+ Moroccan Rose Calm & Soothe Bath Soak - this smells amazing, and it relaxes you almost instantly, even as you're pouring it into the bath. It mixes Moroccan Argan Oil with Avocado and Rose Otto oil to give you a calm, relaxing but nourishing bath. You'll be soothed and your skin will be soft, win win! Top tip: if you don't fancy a bath just put some into a large bowl of warm water for a foot soak after a long day, you'll instantly feel the stress just drain away. I love this!
- Argan+ Moroccan Rose Nourish & Renew Body Wash - the smell, again, is divine on this body wash. This mixes Moroccan Argan Oil with Aloe Vera and the Rose Otto Oil for the scent. Lathered onto wet skin this doesn't overwhelm you with bubbles, instead it just gently cleanses the skin and leaves it feeling refreshed but soothed. I normally use a body wash specifically for dry skin but this is so nourishing that it can manage even my dehydrated skin! Another big tick from me, I'll be buying this seperately in the future.
- Argan+ Moroccan Rose Nourish & Soften Body Butter - you know what I'm going to say by now, it smells beautiful. With the usual Moroccan Argan Oil and Rose Otto Oil, this body butter features Coconut to moisturise and Hibiscus to soothe. I'm not normally a fan of body butters because they can take ages to absorb into your skin, but this doesn't. It applies easily, with a little going a long way and it absorbs quickly enough that you don't freeze in your bathroom waiting to get dressed. It provided deep and long lasting moisturisation for me, and there's no dry skin to be seen over a day after using it. That's a big win in my books.. another product I'll buy in the future.
- Argan+ Moroccan Rose Soothing Lip Balm - we all know that lips suffer in the winter, mine are constantly chapped (even in the summer) and I'm always applying lip balm. This will soothe any soreness, nourish any dryness and protect your skin from the elements. It smells delicious, reminding me of Rose Turkish Delight and goes on like a dream. It absorbs quickly and provides instant relief and moisturisation. If you're applying this under lipstick, give it some time to really absorb so you don't have your lipstick sliding around, but other than that it's a great balm to wear alone or as a hydrating base. This is now going everywhere with me this winter! I love it.
Overall, I'm in love with this gift set. I hadn't heard of the brand before but I've always been a fan of Argan oil so I'll definitely be looking at their other products (which you can buy seperately from the gift sets, just search online or go to Waitrose.com for some of the range) and repurchasing all of the items included in the set I tried! I'll also be buying the hand cream from the other gift set they're launching this year as my hands are always crying out for some pampering.
At £9.50 and £10 each I think they're a bargain; you get great products that work, gorgeous presentation, instant relaxation and your present receiver will adore them.
Important note! All the Argan oil in these products is sourced from Argan kernels supplied from Women's co-operatives in Morocco, which helps to support their social and economic welfare.
I'd absolutely recommend either of these gift sets and I'm sure anyone would be delighted to receive them this Christmas!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments, have you tried this range, do you like gift sets, are you as stressed as me? Whatever it is, I love to hear from you!